luxe for less.

I've had my eye on pretty much every shoe from the Valentino Rockstud Collection for quite some time.  Classic shoe silhouettes with a stud providing juuust the right amount of edge is right up my alley.  However with price tags starting at $695 (and upwards to $1295), those puppies weren't finding a home in my closet anytime soon! Imagine my excitement when I scored these Chinese Laundry jelly flip flops for a much lower price at TJ Maxx!

I mean, are they pretty much identical or what? And I can say that they are quite comfortable, which doesn't always hold true for inexpensive shoes.

Go get yourself some!


wanderlust wednesday | mykonos.

9seed Tulum Cover Up, Shopbop, $115.00  |  Michael Kors Hunger Stop Watch, Michael Kors, $295.00  |  Marysia Mavi Cutout One Piece Swimsuit, Shopbop, $313.00  |  Evil Eye Goldtone Pendant Necklace, Max and Chloe, $32.00  |  Emilio Pucci Printed Silk Scarf, Luisa Via Roma, $374.00  |  Ancient Greek Kiveli Demi Wedge Sandal, Shopbop, $305.00

Two years ago my husband and I embarked on arguably the most memorable and fabulous trip of our lifetime...our honeymoon!  After a few days in Athens (and before Santorini, Istanbul AND Paris, sigh...) we traveled to Mykonos, a magical little island situated in the Aegean Sea.  Our days were spent basking in the warm sun by the pool or oceanfront while being waited on hand and foot by the incredible staff at Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort (seriously, they don't allow you to lift a pinky), and we filled our evenings getting lost in the maze of Mykonos Town.  Gyros, the freshest fish and calamari and one too many Mythos beers sustained us during our stay here, and not one complaint was made. 

Here's a peek at our luxurious accommodations:

all images via

Can you say uh-mazing?

With its flawlessly beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife and world-class hotels, Mykonos embodies the essence of a romantic getaway.  

Somebody {cough, cough, sweet hubby of mine} take me back!


cinco de mayo.

unoTory Burch Rattan Pom Pom Tote, Neiman Marcus, $450.00  |  dos: Mara Hoffman Medicine Wheel Embroidered Poncho, Shopbop, $275.00  |  tresMargarita Glass, Crate & Barrel, $4.95  |  cuatro: Summertime Donkey Print, Furbish Studio, $95.00  |  cincoSable Sandals, Joie, $115.00  |  seisMixed Cacti, Lowe's, $19.98

Break out your sombrero and cue the Mariachi, it's Cinco de Mayo!  I'll be celebrating this holiday donning a festive poncho while sipping my dad's famous margaritas poolside! OlĂ©!

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